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Mar
27

Author Guest Post: Judy Serrano

Author Guest Post: Judy Serrano The Escape by Judy Serrano So, I’m standing in front of my sweet little students … okay, so maybe they are not little, and not always sweet, but they are mine just the same. I am talking about Macbeth, as I normally do this time of year, and one of my sweet little babies, remember what I said about them – yawns. Yes, I said it. She yawned. I teach 12th graders. Although, you would think that all of my 35 students may be sitting there before me, waiting with baited breath for my next words, that is not the case. Truth be told, only five make it on time in the mornings, and only three of them really like me. One by one, the class arrives, late, later, and latest, and the last one carries in on her back an ENORMOUS attitude. Like, it’s my fault she is so late. Now, I’m sure that you are now wondering why I write what I write. I mean, my life is so fulfilling, what more could I want? The answer is simple. I travel in my books. I live in exotic mansions with beautiful men feeding me on a daily basis.  They cook, housekeepers clean, and, I have a Chauffeur most of the time. I am tall and thin with radiant hair and eyes, and my life is full of drama as the men continuously fight over my virtue. Writing is my escape from the life I live to a life of wealth and fortitude. And if I don’t have time to write, my soul gets squishy, and I feel stifled. As a teacher, I often don’t have time to write, and as a result, my sunny disposition may possibly suffer a bit. Perhaps I might not get as upset if the whole class is late as I did today, or maybe I might have a little more tolerance as “senioritis” kicks in. Even so, my adorable little chitlins are counting on me to make a difference in their lives, and that is what I plan to do. I joke about my students from time to time, but I really do adore them all. Well, most of them. But my lesson learned is to always find your joy. Do not deprive yourself of gladness because you become too busy, and remember that when you are unhappy it spreads like a disease to those around you. So write the right story...
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Jan
31

Blog Tour + Excerpt: Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin

Blog Tour + Excerpt: Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin Hostage by Skye Warren & Annika Martin Publication Date: January 30th, 2018 Genre: Romantic Suspense I never knew when he’d come to me. Only that he would. I’d never even kissed a boy the night I met Stone. The night I saw him kill. The night he spared my life. That was only the beginning. He turns up in my car again and again, dangerous and full of raw power. “Drive,” he tells me, and I have no choice. He’s a criminal with burning green eyes, invading my life and my dreams. The police say he’s dangerously obsessed with me, but I’m the one who can’t stop thinking about him. Maybe it’s wrong to let him touch me. Maybe it’s wrong to touch him back. Maybe these twisted dates need to stop. Except he feels like the only real thing in my world of designer labels and mansions. So I drive us under threat, until it’s hard to remember I don’t want to be there. Until it’s too late to turn back. HOSTAGE is a dangerous standalone romance by New York Times bestselling authors Skye Warren and Annika Martin. It’s set in the same world as PRISONER, but can read separately! Read Today! Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2EfModE Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2GptOjW Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2DVRmPi iBooks: https://apple.co/2CwTHiV Nook: http://bit.ly/2nkdhWA Kobo: http://geni.us/rIlXis Google Play: http://bit.ly/2Frpn6P Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2Cf39V3 Read Prisoner for FREE! Limited Time Only Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Ek4zir iBooks: https://apple.co/2DKttH6 Kobo: http://bit.ly/2DG0Tq1 Nook: http://bit.ly/2DHIV6K Google Play: http://bit.ly/2rP7SLM   Excerpt: It’s him or me. It’s stand here and let a man die, or do something—for once in my life, do something that’s not wearing a dress and smiling and getting it all wrong. So I run out there. I watch myself do it, like a movie almost. “Stop it,” I yell. The attacker just keeps on, a dark storm, all fists and fury. My presence means nothing to him. My words don’t touch him. It’s as if I’m yelling at thunder. My heart beats out of my chest. I’ve risked everything, come out in the open, but it’s not enough. I stamp my foot to get his attention, crushing gravel beneath my mother’s Louboutins. “The cops are coming,” I say. The man stills and looks up. It’s a shock when it happens, even though I’ve been trying to get him to see me. His eyes seem to blaze into my chest, hot and bright. Breathless, I back away. He stands, leaving the man in...
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Jan
22

Book Spotlight: Rogue Acts Anthology

Book Spotlight: Rogue Acts Anthology Rogue Acts by Molly O’Keefe, Ainsley Booth, Andie J. Christopher, Olivia Dade, Ruby Lang, Stacey Agdern, Jane Lee Blair Rogue Anthology Series #3 Release Date: January 17, 2018 Genre: Hot Contemporary Publisher: Indie Collective (self published) When resistance turns to action, love always wins. Seven new romances for readers who love as hard as they believe, from the collective that brought you Rogue Desire and Rogue Affair. Purchase Info: Google Play : Amazon US : Kobo : Amz UK : Amz CA Excerpts From “Make You Mine”  by Molly O’Keefe She was wearing her favorite red suit. The one with the thin black belt. It was Jay’s favorite, too. Because it was sexy. The best kind of sexy. Restrained. Polished. He was wound up, so he imagined, for just a moment, slipping that black belt loose. Undoing those buttons down the front. Revealing what it was Maggie wore under the sexy jacket. Of course she would be wearing that suit today. “This looks like your kind of place,” Maggie said, touching her fingertips to the tacky wood. “You always liked a sticky bar.” “Used to be your kind of place, too,” he said and sipped his beer. The drinks had gone right to his head. And he was going to be stupid, he could feel it. “A million years ago,” she said quietly. She titled the bottle of beer to her lips. “You’re supposed to do the shot first.” “I know what you’re supposed to do. But it’s not quite what I should do, is it?” “No one’s watching.” He sensed more than saw her glance around, confirming that no one at Lloyd’s had their phone out, directed toward her. No one was looking at them out of the corner of their eye. The folks at Lloyd’s had their own troubles. Quickly, she downed the shot. “Oh my,” she breathed, and he smiled before he could stop himself. “You going to look at me?” Maggie asked. I am. I’m just…bracing myself.  Jay didn’t say that, but he did swivel on his stool to face her. Maggie Perkins. Candidate. Former First Lady of New York City. His best friend. The love of his goddamned life. Molly O’Keefe is the USA Today Bestselling Author of over 40 romance novels. She lives in Toronto with her husband, kids and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America. If you’d like to find out more about Molly’s books check out her website www.molly-okeefe.com or sign up for her newsletter http://www.molly-okeefe.com/subscribe/ From...
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Jan
16

Release Day Spotlight: The Myth Manifestation by Lisa Shearin

Release Day Spotlight: The Myth Manifestation by Lisa Shearin OUT TODAY… The agents of Supernatural Protection & Investigations (SPI) protect people from predatory supernaturals. This time, we’re the ones who need protection.   New York is one of the most popular convention destinations in the world—for humans and supernaturals. Every hundred years, rulers of the world’s supernatural races come together to negotiate and renew a peace treaty. Meeting in the same hotel are the governors of our world’s goblin and elf colonies. SPI is saddled with the security nightmare of keeping the living delegates alive and the undead delegates from becoming permanently deceased. We’ve got our work cut out for us. I’m Makenna Fraser, seer for SPI. Our security nightmare becomes real when monsters from the delegates’ mythologies begin mysteriously appearing in the flesh to hunt delegates from every side of the debate. And when the hotel gets sucked into another dimension, there’s no escape. We discover that we’re all pieces in an elaborate and deadly game. A game about to spill out into the real world. Failing to escape is game over and not an option. We have to save the world—but first, we have to save ourselves. Title: The Myth Manifestation Series: SPI Files #5 Release Date: January 16, 2018 Purchase Info:   Amazon : Apple : Google : Kobo : BN (not available yet) Exclusive Excerpt: Chapter 3 The air thickened—not like from humidity in the South, but with something that made it difficult to put one foot in front of the other. It felt as if I was trying to walk through water. That meant magic, the heavy-hitting kind. Something didn’t want us getting in. Rake and his team powered up their magic, their hands glowing a bright red. A lesser glow raced to cover their bodies. Ready for offense and defense. That something was about to be disappointed. The Regor Regency ballroom was an intimate space by New York hotel standards. It had been built in 1893, a time when a ballroom was used for dancing. The hotel had originally been lit by gas lamps, but had soon been wired for electricity. The original gilt-framed mirrors still hung around the room, their purpose to reflect the light from the gas fixtures and any candles, to make the room brighter. A few sepia-toned photos of past soirees had been artfully framed and hung between the mirrors. Rake had had the room restored to match the Gilded Age glamor of the earliest photos. The buka in the middle of the...
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Sep
19

Blog Tour + Excerpt: Tripped Out by Lorelei James

Blog Tour + Excerpt: Tripped Out by Lorelei James From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lorelei James, comes TRIPPED OUT, a new novella in her Blacktop Cowboys Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today! About TRIPPED OUT: Where there’s smoke… Stirling Gradsky abandoned the corporate rat race for a more laidback lifestyle. So it’s ironic she’s stuck working with a hard-bodied, know-it-all scientist who treats her like a stoner instead of a stone cold business woman capable of running a large scale cannabis operation. Dr. Hot and Tattooed with the big…brain needs to stop sampling their product; he’s under the half-baked idea that he’s the boss. Dr. Liam Argent’s doctorate isn’t in chemistry, but from the moment he meets his sexy new coworker, there’s enough heat between them to short out all the lights in the grow house. First item on his agenda? Clearing up the sassy, blunt blonde’s hazy notion that she’s in charge. Sparks fly as their attraction blazes. But can they weed out their differences without getting burned? Grab your copy of TRIPPED OUT today! Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | Amazon AU Download the Free Kindle App Excerpt: Liam swept his thumb across her ankle bone, creating a tingle of awareness that zipped all the way up to the nape of her neck. “I hope you beat the f*ck out of Nick the Prick right there, in front of all your big bosses, so they saw firsthand what a loser pussy he was.” “I hadn’t grown a pair of balls yet.” She paused to catch her breath. “You know…have you ever really thought about that phrase? How derogatory it is? Like women are inferior because we don’t have a hairy nut sac? Like that wrinkly, dangling thing between a man’s legs is a source of power? And we somehow need a pair of them to be strong?” Her indignation grew. “As of right now I’m banning that phrase. Women don’t need to grow balls to be tough. We grow human beings. Inside our bodies. So from this point on, when a dude pisses me off? I’m gonna tell him to woman up and grow a goddamn uterus. Balls are for pussies.” Liam started laughing. His laughter was sexy. And contagious. Stirling joined in and it was several moments before they regained control. She was wiping her eyes when Liam said, “You kill me, bulldog. You have since that first day.” “You have an odd way of showing it.” She cocked...
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Aug
28

Book Spotlight + Excerpt: Haunted Blade by J.C. Daniels

Book Spotlight + Excerpt: Haunted Blade by J.C. Daniels About the Book: Title: Haunted Blade Author: J.C. Daniels Series: Colbana Files Book 6 Publication Date: October 1, 2017 Haunted, Hunted…Harassed. Never let it be said that Kit Colbana had ever been given the easy road. Or even the semi-paved road. Only weeks after dealing with the mysterious—and murderous—being called Puck, she’s got another killer on her hands. Perhaps even two. Some of the bodies turning up bring up haunting memories of a past she longs to forget, but as always, that past is chasing her at her heels, like a hated shadow. As the body count racks up, there’s an imbalance of power, particularly among the vampire population, and Kit must yet again deal with ugly memories as one of the monsters who tried to break her is set free to deal with the imbalance of power. Yet while a power struggle rages in East Orlando, there’s another, more subtle battle taking place and Kit feels like the center of it all. Arrogant? Maybe. But the dead bodies don’t bear the mark of her grandmother’s pet killer by sheer coincidence…and she doubts her nemesis being released is either. Kindle | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | BN Excerpt: “You’re trying to distract me.” I tugged my shirt down only to realize at some point, he’d already gotten my bra unfastened.  Swearing, I adjusted that and moved so that the table now separated us.  “Not funny, Damon.” “I wasn’t trying to be funny.” He tugged at his jeans and went to stretch out on the couch, watching me with heavy lidded eyes. So he was hiding something—and it was a wasted effort because I knew what it was. “I already know you met with Malcolm. And apparently, you’re distracted—that makes me think you’re worried about something,” I said, pacing closer to him.  “Or you’d figure out how I know.” His nostrils flared and his body tensed. He didn’t move from that lazy, slumped position, but his lids lifted and the dark pupils of his eyes flared, darkening his deep gray eyes to near black.  “You’ve talked to him…and Marie.  Both in one day.  I didn’t know you even knew them.  Ambitious, kitten.  You investigating me again?” I curled my lip at him.  “Funny.” “I’m not laughing.” He reached up and caught the front of my jeans, tugging hard enough that he pulled me off balance and I ended up falling onto his lap. He wrapped both arms around me, holding me tight even when I tried to wiggle...
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Jul
18

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Escaping Indigo by Eli Lang

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Escaping Indigo by Eli Lang About Escaping Indigo Micah thought he’d always be in a band. All he ever wanted was to play drums and make great music, but when his best friend and bandmate passes away, Micah is left adrift. The thing that’s always lifted him up is now a reminder of everything he’s lost. In an attempt to put his life back together, Micah takes a job as roadie for his favorite band, Escaping Indigo. He’s always admired the lead singer, Bellamy. On stage, Bellamy is confident, glittery, and radiant. But as the two grow closer, Micah realizes that in person, Bellamy is quiet, introspective, and a little uncertain. And that’s the person Micah is falling for. Micah is determined to know all of Bellamy, both the rock star side and the side hidden from the audience, the side that creates music that touches Micah’s heart. Bellamy has secrets of his own, though, things he doesn’t want to share with anyone. And trying to uncover Bellamy’s truths might be the thing that ends up pushing him away. Now available from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/escaping-indigo About Eli Lang Eli Lang is a writer and drummer. She has played in rock bands, worked on horse farms, and has had jobs in libraries, where she spent most of her time reading every book she could get her hands on. She can fold a nearly perfect paper crane and knows how to tune a snare drum. She still buys stuffed animals because she feels bad if they’re left alone in the store, believes cinnamon buns should always be eaten warm, can tell you more than you ever wanted to know about the tardigrade, and has a book collection that’s reaching frightening proportions. She lives in Arizona with far too many pets. Connect with Eli: Website: www.leftoversushi.com Blog: www.leftoversushi.com/blog/ Facebook: facebook.com/EliLangAuthor Twitter: @eli__lang Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/eli_lang Giveaway To celebrate the release of Escaping Indigo, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on July 22, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!  This giveaway is sponsored by the publisher. Open to participants who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in...
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May
18

Cover Reveal: With a Prince by Jeffe Kennedy

Cover Reveal: With a Prince by Jeffe Kennedy About the Book: With A Prince Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release Date: May 30, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance The guy on the train is just Marcia’s type. A face like an angel, a scent like raw honey, treats her like he has a white horse and suit of armor stowed in his messenger bag. Perfect.  Too perfect. No guy like that would be interested in prim, awkward Marcia, notorious goody-goody and a twentysomething still clutching her v-card. She’s been following rules her whole life—but somewhere, the game changed. And left her behind.  So when she meets Damien, with his rumbling motorbike, gleaming piercings, and wicked imagination, she doesn’t care that he’s the exact opposite of “her type.” Her type would never dare her into such shocking, fiendishly inventive adventures—and she can’t wait to say yes. Yes to whiskey in the middle of a workday. Yes to letting her hands roam over his body from the back of his bike. Yes to a fling full of wild abandon and absolutely no long-term potential. Except Damien’s not just the straightforward bad boy she imagined. And as they burn through Chicago’s nights, Marcia can’t shake the fear that this happiness is just another fairy tale… Pre-Order:...
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Apr
7

Cover Reveal & Spotlight: Lessons in Losing It by Jessica Peterson

Cover Reveal & Spotlight: Lessons in Losing It by Jessica Peterson Just friends… That’s all soccer star Fred Ohr wants to be with Rachel Collins, the American student he meets at party in his adopted hometown of Madrid.  He’s looking for the real deal—someone who’ll stick around Spain for more than a semester—so he resolves to keep her at arm’s length.  Even if she is sexy as hell.  Smart.  And as crazy about sports as he is. But friends don’t kiss.  They don’t do sleepovers.  And they definitely don’t get rug burn from having the best sex ever on the living room carpet. Fred and Rachel’s connection is instant.  Intense.  He loves to cook breakfast for her.  She loves it when he cooks wearing nothing but his glasses. Only Rachel’s got a dream internship waiting for her back in the states.  And Fred is lining up a contract worth millions to stay in Madrid.  They’re playing with fire to keep seeing each other like this.  But how can they resist when the sex is so great—really, really freaking great—and the fun they have together is even better? LESSONS IN LOSING IT is a full length, friends-to-lovers standalone romance that releases on June 2, 2017. ★$.99 Pre-Order Sale!★ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2nDh68o iTunes: http://apple.co/2nqIvtl Kobo: http://bit.ly/2nHaIP6 Don’t forget to add LESSONS IN LETTING GO to your Goodreads shelf here! Giveaway: To celebrate the upcoming release of Lessons in Losing It, Jessica is giving away a $25 Amazon or Apple Giftcard. a Rafflecopter giveaway This giveaway is sponsored by the author. Contest rules and entry information is provided on the Rafflecopter form. Open to participants who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor. Prize will be delivered by the contest sponsor. This blog, its reviewers, and the owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms. About the Author: Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle...
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Mar
8

Teaser Reveal: The Hard Way by Annika Martin

Teaser Reveal: The Hard Way by Annika Martin Today I bring to you a look at one of my absolute favorite series. Let me introduce you to the TAKEN HOSTAGE BY KINKY BANK ROBBERS series by Annika Martin! The latest title, The Hard Way, arrives on March 14th. But you can start the dirty, delicious, sexy and sinful series today! The first book is FREE! “…she becomes Cinderella to three hot, dangerous criminals.” “This series is a guilty pleasure of mine.” “Best Menage of the Year” nod by The Romance Reviews The Hard Way: RELEASE DATE: March 14th PREORDER NOW! iBooks: http://apple.co/2lAI2rp Nook: http://bit.ly/2mxxjNP Kobo: http://bit.ly/2naLB40 Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2mxs1Sz Three hot bank robbers all to herself: check A fabulous Italian holiday: check Enemies long gone: check Amazing food, clothes, and sex: check, check, and f&*king check! The gang is in full vacation mode, and Isis has never been happier…until tragedy strikes the farm she had to leave behind. People are dying…and her sister might be sent to prison for something she didn’t do. Isis is desperate to help, but how can she? It’s too dangerous for her sisters to find out she’s still alive, too dangerous for the gang to return to the scene of that crime. At least that’s what Thor and Zeus think. But Odin’s nightmares are back. And he has other ideas…and those ideas might be more dangerous than anything. Although this post is part of a bigger blog tour, I am here to tell you that I absolutely adore this quirky, sinful, amazing series. From my review of The Most Wanted: While the off-center humor and sexy scenes are what originally drew me to the books, Ms. Martin continues to develop the individual characters and group as a whole, putting them into emotionally difficult situations that allow them to grow. You can read all of my reviews here: The Hostage Bargain by Annika Martin (Kinky Bank Robbers #1) The Wrong Turn by Annika Martin (Kinky Bank Robbers #2) The Deeper Game by Annika Martin (Kinky Bank Robbers #3) The Most Wanted by Annika Martin (Kinky Bank Robbers #4) Book 1: The Hostage Bargain – FREE Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mf39g2 iBooks: http://apple.co/2lTgQzD Nook: http://bit.ly/2lTs7jm Kobo: http://bit.ly/2n25jQr Book 2: The Wrong Turn – ONLY 99c! Amazon: http://amzn.to/2n23CCz iBooks: http://apple.co/2mxrEr2 Kobo: http://bit.ly/2lYXCcs Book 3: The Deeper Game Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mf3Rdi iBooks: http://apple.co/2mTi3vN Kobo: http://bit.ly/2n25w6b Book 4: The Most Wanted Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mf8mEK iBooks: http://apple.co/2naKxNp Nook: http://bit.ly/2minR0n Kobo: http://bit.ly/2mf8OCI About the Author: Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who lives with her awesome husband and two cats in a home full of plants, sunshine and books. She’s heavy into writing love stories about criminals–some of them...
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